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Examining Voting Rights in 2021 and Beyond

by Albright College

Sep 01, 2021
Voting Information

A free, virtual Constitution Day lecture (Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.) sponsored by the Albright College Political Science Department will explore what past and recent court cases tell us about changes in United States voting rights. Register via Zoom.

Shawn Donahue, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor in University of Buffalo’s Department of Political Science, will discuss the trajectory of voting rights legal theory since Thornburg v. Gingles (1986), with an in-depth look at recent cases, such as Shelby County v. Holder (2013) and Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (2021).

Participants will learn about gerrymandering in the 2021-22 redistricting cycle, preclearance, vote dilution and new restrictive voting measures in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas.

In addition to Political Science, Albright College offers related academic programs in Crime and Justice, International Relations, Legal Studies, and Public Policy and Administration.

Named a top national college by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Albright College (founded 1856) is home to a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright is home to undergraduate students, adult learners and graduate students.

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